Category Archives: civil rights

To keep the peace in Cleveland

There has been so much violence lately. I have so many thoughts about the proximate and ultimate causes of those incidents, and I am glad that our society is having some of the heartbreaking and necessary discussions around those issues. … Continue reading

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Prayers for Election Day

Today I pray that as many people as possible make it to the polls to vote. Even in an off year, because this is a key piece of political magic. I pray that their votes are counted. I pray that … Continue reading

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Oklahoma bill to discriminate

Marriage licenses, doing it wrong edition! The Oklahoma House has passed a bill that would require all marriage licenses to be signed by clergy. This is a direct attack on separation of church and state: it effectively requires people who … Continue reading

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Invocation for spouse’s retirement

This is the invocation that I delivered at my dear husband’s retirement ceremony last week. As we work through the many Halfway Out of the Dark holidays at this time of year, I hope you and yours have wonderful celebrations … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Endorses Government Prayer (updated)

Why the Supreme Court decision on town government prayer is bad news for religious minorities. Continue reading

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Columbia and Justice for women’s choices

Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in cases that have to do with the Affordable Care Act’s requirement for insurance plans to cover contraception. I renew my prayers to Justice and to Columbia: Justice, be not blind, but … Continue reading

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Forbes taking the Maetreum seriously

One of my covenmates sent me a link to an item on the Forbes website about the recent victory of the Maetreum of Cybele in their court case to have their religious real estate ruled tax-exempt. Especially given some of … Continue reading

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